I would love to have a friend or friends that would give me some support or constructive criticism when I share ideas with them. OR on rereading this.... for one to just bloody listen for a change.
Instead of the, "I've suddenly lost my hearing" or " No, that won't work blah blah blah!" crap.
Never coming up with logical advice. OR... going into a spiel about their ideas. It's the old I, I, ME ME thingy and it's not me saying it.
No, I am not a "Waffler" person. In fact, I think in shorthand and tend to speak in shorthand. Not a good thing really. Too abrupt sometimes. I dread the "Waffler" type personally. Give me the Short Version every time, I say !
This is what my rant is about.
I want to run a stall at a few markets in the district to raise some extra funds for maybe a newish car, a laptop and travel.
I have heaps of fabric, 6 sewing machines (3 industrials) all the cottons, elastic and the expertise to make summer garments and kiddies gear. No extra outlay needed, just energy expended. I have designed the clothes but do need to make the patterns yet.
I did try to get some feedback from a friend a couple of years ago.
Wrong thing to do..... I think I got maybe 2 sentences out and she was like a rabid dog,,,, Her ideas for her stall came out thick and fast with mine never entering the picture again !!!
I realised that I was fortunate in that , because she never learned of my "superior" stall ideas. Hers were also in the clothing line.
I persuaded another friend to share a stall with me. I was selling preserves, jams and mango chutney. She had plants and lots of great herbs. There is around 230 stalls at this market and yet we made money.
I made 120 and she made 64 dollars . 10 for the stall...
Now she complained that it was a waste of time and effort as she would have been better off at home slashing or whipper snipping! I could not see her logic there.. She did not have to buy a thing. She had it all on hand plus she only works 3 days a week and is forever crying poor????? $64 for half a day's work is not bad. Tax free too.
Now that the cooler weather is looming I am going to give it a go. I'll have to buy coat hangers and a marquee top or cover. The rest I have. The first market I've booked is on 18th April so wish me luck.
Another serious question is........ Why do I need all this approval?